Association of College Honor Societies


Alpha Eta Mu Beta

Biomedical Engineering

Admitted to ACHS: 2013

Founded in 1979

No of Active Chapters: 22

Publications: AEMB Newsletter

PURPOSE: Alpha Eta Mu Beta is the National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society. Established in 1979, Alpha Eta Mu Beta was formed to recognize and encourage excellence in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering. Membership into Alpha Eta Mu Beta consists of those individuals in the field of Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering who through their attainments in college or in practice have manifested a deep interest and marked ability in their chosen life work. The purpose of Alpha Eta Mu Beta is to bring these individuals into closer union so as to promote an understanding of the profession. Membership to Alpha Eta Mu Beta is a privilege and an honor. Members of Alpha Eta Mu Beta are recognized in an outstanding manner for having conferred honor on their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship, exemplary character, honorable activities, and leadership.

Through various development, training, networking and service opportunities, members of Alpha Eta Mu Beta are able to learn and grow. In this process, they develop critical lifelong skills that prepare them to excel for the post college environment or to transform individuals at their present jobs into leaders and innovators.

The fields of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering are constantly evolving; therefore, over the years, AEMB has transformed itself into a dynamic organization to meet the needs of its growing membership and alumni, the institutions that they serve and our society.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for membership in Alpha Eta Mu Beta, an individual must:

(1)Be a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student registered in an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering program. Biomedical Engineering Technology or Biotechnology programs are not considered comparable curricula.

(2)Maintain an average scholastic grade    a. In the upper one-fifth of the class for juniors    b. In the upper one-third of the class for seniors

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Activities at the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting:

(1) Ethics Session
(2) Public Policy Session (may rotate with a different topic, depending on year)
(3) Annual AEMB Business Meeting
(4) AEMB Mixer to which industry, government, and academic representatives are invited; awards are also presented at this event. See

Individual chapters perform outreach activities in their respective locations.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Dr. Marcia Pool, 1304 W. Springfield Avenue, M/C 278, Urbana, IL 61801

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 6/1/2014